Club Shostakovich X - Chamber Music in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day
Trio Pardalote (Victoria Parker, violin, Heather Bentley, viola and Rowena Hammill, cello) joins with the superb violinists Natasha Bazhanov, Blayne Barnes and Artur Girsky to present music by composers whose lives were deeply impacted by the Holocaust. The Tenth of Shostakovich's 15 string quartets bears a dedication to Mieczyslaw Weinberg, a Polish-Jewish composer whose family was murdered in the camps - and who went on to write 22 symphonies and 17 quartets of his own in the Soviet Union. Gideon Klein completed his masterful String Trio only two weeks before being deported from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz where he died of tuberculosis. From an older generation, Alexander von Zemlinsky's compositions were hailed by Brahms, Schoenberg and Mahler - fleeing Vienna for New York City in 1938, he was unable to gain a foothold in American musical life before his death in 1942.
Hosted by Temple Beth Am, there will be an extended intermission with refreshments.
As always, Club Shostakovich features a reading of poetry inspired by the evening's music.
Temple Beth Am (View)
2632 NE 80th St
Seattle, WA 98115
|Minimum Age: 8|
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